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July 21, 2014

National Tick Collection Available Digitally

DC_tickcollection3The National Tick Collection is now available digitally through Georgia Southern University’s Digital Commons site here.  The collection includes the interactive identification key for the hard ticks (Ixodidae) of the Eastern U.S.

July 1, 2014

Hot Doc: 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AVAILABLE ON FDSYS

icon_federal2With the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is making the official, digital version of the law available on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). The Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited segregation and discrimination in schools, public places and activities, and employment practices. GPO employees produced the original document 50 years ago. Today, GPO serves as the digital information platform for the Federal Government, making information available on FDsys, a one-stop site to authentic, published Government information. GPO continues to add historical content like the Civil Rights Act and Warren Commission Report to FDsys.

“GPO’s efforts to digitize historical content are strengthening the link between the American people and their Government by giving the public digital access to both historical and current information,” said Davita Vance-Cooks. “FDsys is a vital component to GPO and the agency’s mission of Keeping America Informed.”

Shared with you by:  Lori Gwinett, Associate Professor & Government Documents Librarian

June 30, 2014

Hot Doc: Congress.gov is now better than before!

icon_federal2Congress.gov was updated recently with many new and exciting enhancements: nomination information, accounts, the ability to save searches, an expanded About section, an FAQ section, easy access to Member remarks in the Congressional Record, and more. To read about the changes, see the recent post on In Custodia Legis at http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/06/nominations-accounts-saved-searches-congress-gov-continues-to-grow/.

Shared with you by:  your Government Documents Librarian, Lori Gwinett, Associate Professor

June 12, 2014

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now available in GALILEO

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/savnewspapers

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah Georgian (1819-1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah Republican (1809-1868).

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern  Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

June 10, 2014

New Library Resources Section

library resources boxThe new Library Resources section in the center column of the my.GeorgiaSouthern portal is a newly-added area that has all library resources in one convenient place. On July 18, 2014 we will be removing the link to Galileo in the left-hand column under “My Services”, as you can now find that link and related resources in the new Library Resources box.

Shared with you by Jason Williams, Assistant Director of Enterprise Application Services and Adjunct Instructor in Information Technology.

May 20, 2014

New Electronic Resource: BrowZine

browThe Zach S. Henderson Library is proud to announce that we now subscribe to BrowZine, a service that allows libraries to make their scholarly journal content available to patrons via mobile devices. BrowZine pulls content from different publishers and vendor interfaces and displays the PDFs of journal articles in a single interface. Unlike DISCOVER, which also simplifies finding and accessing content from various vendors, BrowZine allows users to browse for content by title or subject instead of requiring them to search by keyword or other identifiers. Users can then save journals to a bookshelf or pin individual articles to a digital bulletin board. BrowZine notifies users when new issues of their saved journals are published and clearly explains what users have access to and what content is under embargo. The BrowZine app is free to all users and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store. Once the app has been downloaded to the mobile device, the user can select a subscribing library of which he or she is a patron from a list. The users will then be asked to log in using their Georgia Southern user name and password.  Currently, the App is only available for iPads, Android tablets, and Kindle Fire HD tablets, but applications for iPhones should be released this summer, and applications for Android phones should follow shortly after that.  More information about how to download the BrowZine app to get started is available here.

May 13, 2014

Reflector in Internet Archive

The Reflector, Georgia Southern’s yearbook from 1926-1989, is now online in the Internet Archive.  You may see the Reflector at the following link: https://archive.org/details/georgiasouthern.

If you want to view online, it is best to use the fullscreen mode.  Individual volumes can be downloaded as pdf files very quickly, in case library users ask. There are two years missing: 1929 and 1934.  It is believed that the Reflector was not published for these years.

May 1, 2014

Now available: Personal Whiteboards

Personal whiteboards are now available for check out for in-building use.  You can borrow one of the two whiteboards at the Checkout Desk for up to four hours.

April 30, 2014

New at Henderson Library: Instant Study Rooms!

whiteboardLooking for a study room with a whiteboard? Try one of our NEW ROLLING WHITEBOARDS and create an instant study room! Just pick a location and work wherever you like! 
 
Whiteboards will be available in the Learning Commons (2nd floor) as well as the 1st floor and the un-quiet side of the 3rd Floor.

Please use white board markers only. You may check out markers and erasers at the Circulation (Checkout) Desk on the 2nd floor.

 

Enjoy!

April 23, 2014

Handy electronic devices you can borrow from the Circulation Desk!

Books aren’t the only thing you can check-out at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the Henderson Library. We have many electronic devices you can borrow for use in the library, while some others can also be used outside of the library. Some items are provided by the Student Technology Fee and may only be checked out by Georgia Southern students. Other equipment is available for faculty and staff too. If you have suggestions for additional devices, let us know. More info can be found at:

http://library.georgiasouthern.edu/services/equipment-checkout/

For in-house use:

Laptops

iPads

Projectors

Multicard readers

ADVC Converter Box

Extra USB charging cables for iPads and iphones

Removable floppy disc drive

Zip Drive 250

Headphones, some with microphones

For outside circulation:

Digital cameras

Digital video cameras

Webcams

Digital Voice Recorders

Microphones

White board markers and erasers are also available for check-out and we have just received two rolling whiteboards that will be available soon for general in-library use. These two whiteboards will not need to be checked out and can be used on a first come, first serve basis.

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